Q: How much does Team+ cost?
A: Nothing. It is absolutely free until the end of the Spring semester 2023. Beginning Fall semester 2023, we intend to charge a small registration fee on a per student basis. Instructors currently using the system will be notified 60 days prior to any such change. We plan to keep the cost very low and offer flexibility in this area.
Q: How does Team+ make money?
A: We don’t. The system has been offered completely free of charge for a number of years, and all expenses paid for by the owner of Iconic Learning Systems, LLC. We will likely transition to a paid model in the future to cover infrastructure expenses and continued development of the platform (AKA, Internet hosting and software development).
Q: When should I consider Team+ for my classes?
A: If you use teams in your classes and the teams work together for at least a few weeks on one or multiple projects, your class will benefit from using the Team+ System.
Q: What do I as an instructor need to do to incorporate Team+ in my class?
A: Include an insert in your syllabus (available here) informing students that Team+ will be a graded course component and making available an overview document of how Team+ works. Our notification system takes care of the rest. At the end of the semester you can download with the raw survey results for each student’s 360 degree peer evaluation, as well as a detailed spreadsheet of the student’s performance on all of the Team+ activities.
Q: Can I see the students’ progress on the Team+ activities prior to the end of the semester?
A: Yes. The Instructor App will show you a real-time view into the progress of each team, as well as the participation of each team member. You can also see the specific contributions made by individual team members during the activities (e.g., posts to the team discussion boards).
Q: What happens if a student has a question about how to complete a particular Team+ activity?
A: Every Team+ activity has a video help tutorial that walks the student through how to complete the activity. Students and instructors can also click on the help button and contact our support team.
Q: Is this system for use in both online and face-to-face classes?
A: Team+ fully supports both online and face-to-face class settings.
Q: Can I register more than one class, or more than one section of the same class?
A: Certainly, just provide all the relevant information for each during the registration process.
Q: Do I assign students to teams or do you?
A: You assign your students to teams BEFORE they register at the Team+ website. Please use team numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) to identify class teams. They will select their team number during the student registration process.
Q: I don’t use teams all semester long. How long do my teams have to be together during the semester? Is there some minimum length of time?
A: We recommend teams are together at least four weeks.
Q: How do students access the Team+ website?
A: Students can log in to the website via any computer or device (laptop, tablet, phone).